Tuesday, April 18, 2006

A Day Without a Gringo

Proponents of illegal alien rights are planning a boycott for May 1. They hope to shut down the Los Angeles airport and the port of Los Angeles. Michelle Malkin's blog today offered some insight into the rallying cries of the boycott, and it should be no surprise that these groups are the recipients of organizational emails:
  • layouthcollective@lists.riseup.net
  • dope_x_resistancela@yahoogroups.com
  • la-anarchists@lists.mutualaid.org
  • copwatch@agitatorindex.org
  • anarchist-poc@yahoogroups.com
  • socalicollectivenetwork@lists.riseup.net
  • lalaborcollective@lists.mutualaid.org

    So you have a bunch of anarchists, anti-law enforcement types, and socialists rallying together. This should be good. Even Mexican citizens are calling for a boycott of all things "gringo".

    It seems organizers want to live the premise of the movie "A day without a Mexican", which attempts to show what would happen to the USA if one day we woke up and no more Mexicans were living in our midst. Turning the tables for a moment, let's consider what it would be like for Mexicans if they woke up one day and there were no more Americans.

    A Day Without a Gringo
  • Most of the 12,000,000 hispanics living in the US illegally would be unemployed and would likely head back to Mexico seeking federal aid.
  • Mexico would miss out on $20,000,000,000 in cash every year from the newly unemployed workers, triggering a huge recession.
  • The price of oil would plummet, further damaging Mexico's economy.
  • There would be no market for 90% of the goods currently exported by Mexico. Mexican fishermen, farmers, and employees of firms like CEMEX would find themselves unemployed overnight.
  • Over $50,000,000,000 would disappear from the Mexican stock market, triggering a market crash.
  • The poverty rate, currently at 40% in Mexico, would likely hit 60% or 70%.
  • Over half of all US doctors and roughly 80% of teachers would be gone.
  • Say adios to future technical advances from IBM, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft. Hasta la vista to medical advances from Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Merck.
  • Mexican youths living in the US would have nobody to kick around in soccer.
  • Wall Street, State Street, and pretty much all of corporate America would shut down.
  • You think corruption is bad in Mexico today? Take away the USA and you'll find out what real anarchy is all about.

    In sum, it might be prudent for Mexicans (and all Hispanics for that matter) to step back and consider for a moment what a jewel the United States of America is. We employ, teach, and cure millions of Hispanics who otherwise would have no such opportunity in their home countries. To top it off, the wealthy classes in Mexico and Central America prosper because the USA buys their goods and services by the billions. Rather than economic extortion, how about a simple "Thank You"?
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